An overview of and recommended course patterns for each of the seven available concentrations is provided under the left-hand-menu sub-headings of this (sub)section of our Web site.

Recommended Course Patterns

B.Econ. Honours with (one) Concentration

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Fall Winter Fall Winter Fall Winter Fall Winter
ECON 1000 [1.0 credit] or FYSM 1003 [1.0 credit] * ECON 2020 ECON 2030 ECON 3900 ECON 4905
ECON 2102 ECON 2103 ECON 3920
ECON 2210 ECON 2220 1.0 credit in ECON at the 3000 level 1.0 credit in ECON at the 4000 level
ECON 1401 ECON 1402 1.5 credits in electives ² 2.0 credits in electives
2.0 credits in electives ¹ 1.5 credits in electives ¹ 0.5 credit in concentration 1.0 credit in concentration 1.0 credit in concentration 1.5 credits in concentration
Concentration and elective course totals vary by year and may be re-distributed to some extent across years. As a general rule, students should schedule concentration courses first and elective courses second for a given year.

B.Econ. Honours with (two) Concentrations

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Fall Winter Fall Winter Fall Winter Fall Winter
ECON 1000 [1.0 credit] or FYSM 1003 [1.0 credit] * ECON 2020 ECON 2030 ECON 3900 ECON 4905 
ECON 2102 ECON 2103 ECON 3920
ECON 2210 ECON 2220
ECON 1401 ECON 1402 1.0 credit in electives ² 1.0 credit in electives
2.0 credits in electives ¹ 1.5 credits in electives ¹ 0.5 credit in concentrations 1.0 credit in concentrations 3.0 credits in concentrations 3.5 credits in concentrations
Concentration and elective course totals vary by year and may be re-distributed to some extent across years. As a general rule, students should schedule concentration courses first and elective courses second for a given year.

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*  Students opting for ECON 1000 should consider taking Selected Topics in Economics (FYSM 1608) for 1.0 credit or One-Term Seminar in Economics (FYSM 1908) for 0.5 credit—one of a number of different sections focussed on different sets of selected topics described at carleton.ca/first-year-seminars.

  Instead of (MATH / )ECON 1401 and (MATH / )ECON 1402, students may take either MATH 1009 and MATH 1119 or MATH 1007 and MATH 1107. The latter substitution is strongly recommended to students with good high-school mathematics backgrounds—e.g., Ontario Grade 12 U Advanced Functions with a grade of 80% or higher.

   Students may replace the ECON 4905 requirement, together with a 0.5-credit ECON elective requirement,  with a 1.0-credit Honours Essay (ECON 4908) assigned a grade of B- or higher. To qualify for this option, students must have overall and major CGPAs of 9.50 or higher, good research and writing skills, and be able to select the topic, conduct the research, and write the essay with a minimum of supervision. See The Honours Essay guidelines maintained by the Department for further details.

¹  The 3.5 credits in electives to be taken in Year 1 should be highly varied. Students are advised to seriously consider including Introduction to Computer Science I (COMP 1005), and a 1000-level Political Science (PSCI) course among them.

²  Students are advised to seriously consider including Introduction to Logic (PHIL 2001) among the 1.5 credits in electives to be taken in Year 2 or among those to be taken Year 3.